Mayor who was inundated with lonely citizens appoints specialist councillor

‘Bureaucracy is dehumanised. We are becoming living robots,’ says mayor of small Italian town

The mayor of a small town in northern Italy has appointed a loneliness councillor after being overwhelmed by the number of citizens calling in to discuss their problems.

Antonella Argenti, who was elected mayor of Villa del Conte, a town of 5,400 people in the Veneto region, in May last year, has noted that many inhabitants are struggling to cope.

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